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Table 2 Flow law parameters used for calculation of rhelogical structures

From: Strength models of the terrestrial planets and implications for their lithospheric structure and evolution

Rock type Creep mechanism A n m σp E V
(s-1 MPa-n μmm)    (MPa) (kJ/mol) (cm3/mol)
Plagioclase (wet) Diffusion creepa 10 1.7 1 3 - 170 -
Dislocation creepb 10 -5.6 4 - - 235 -
Peierls creepc 10 -1.2 2 - 3410 235 -
Plagioclase (dry) Diffusion creepa 10 12.1 1 3 - 467 -
Dislocation creepb 10 0.9 3.9 - - 431 -
Peierls creepc 10 3.5 2 - 9830 431 -
Olivine (wet) Diffusion creepd 10 9.0 1 3 - 335 4
Dislocation creepe 10 4.2 3 - - 410 11
Peierls creepf 10 4.3 2 - 2870 410 11
Olivine (dry) Diffusion creepd 10 9.2 1 3 - 375 5
Dislocation creepe 10 6.1 3 - - 510 14
Peierls creepf 10 6.3 2 - 9600 510 14
  1. aRybacki and Dresen (2000), bShelton (1981), cAzuma et al. (2014), dHirth and Kohlstedt (2003), eKarato and Jung (2003), fKatayama and Karato (2008)
  2. The rhelogical parameters followed those used by Katayama et al. (2019), except for activation volume, which was given incorrectly in that study